Thomas Lane

Kansas State University has a new vice president for student life and dean of students — and Missouri State University now lacks one.

Thomas Lane accepted the vice president for student life and dean of students at Kansas State, a spot that was vacated when Pat Bosco announced his retirement after almost 50 years in student life administration, according to the release. At MSU, Lane was the associate vice president for student life and dean of students.

He will start at KSU on July 14.

“I am truly humbled and excited to be joining the K-State family,” Lane said, in a release by Kansas State. “During my time on campus, it was clear to me the university is deeply committed to students' personal and academic success.”

Lane started at Missouri State in 2005 as the assistant dean of students and director of the student union. He was promoted in 2008 to assistant to the vice president for student affairs and then again in 2011 to assistant vice president for student affairs until he was named associate vice president.

Lane will provide leadership over many areas of student life at Kansas State, according to the release.

No announcement has been made by Missouri State about filling Lane’s position as of May 24.

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Amanda Sullivan is the Sports Editor at The Standard. She is a sophomore majoring in journalism with a double minor in Spanish and criminology. She started writing for The Standard in January 2018 writing about various sports and taking photos.